Lawyer berates Adamawa legislators over delay in informing INEC of impeachment

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A Yola-based lawyer, Mr Sunday Wugira, has threatened to drag Adamawa House of Assembly to court for failing to inform Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the removal of Murtala Nyako as Governor of the State.

Wugira, who was in the assembly with a letter requesting for the Certified True Copy of the House’s proceeding on the day Nyako was removed, said
the delay in communicating to INEC was unfortunate.

“The non-notification is unfortunate. It is a serious dereliction of duty on the part of the assembly.

“Ordinarily, the Acting Speaker ought to have notified the Clerk of the House to prepare a certified true copy of the proceedings of that day.

“This should have been sent with a covering note to INEC through the Resident Electoral Commissioner a day after the impeachment’’, Wugira said.

Wugira added that if the legislature continued the delay game, he would be forced to obtain an order of mandamus compelling the House to do its
statutory function.

“As a responsible citizen, it is our duty to do that.’’ Wugira said.

Responding, Chairman of Adamawa House of Assembly Committee on Information, Mr Adamu Kamale, said INEC would be informed “any moment from now.’’

NAN recalls that Adamawa legislature impeached Nyako on July 15. (NAN)

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